Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 04, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 227844-US
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Accounting, Finance, Purchasing, Human Resources, Payroll, Office & Administrative Support

Position Summary:

The Department of Statistics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is rapidly growing with approximately 160 graduate students and nearly 500 undergraduate students. There are 25 faculty and 24 academic/university staff.

The Financial Specialist position is a complex role that provides leadership and support in the day to day operations and administration of the Department of Statistics with primary responsibility for purchasing, reimbursement, financial monitoring, payroll and human resources support in conjunction with the current grants manager and ADM. We are seeking a candidate to join in for these efforts with strong professional skills and a proven track record that will assist in supporting the teaching, research, and outreach missions of the Department, the College, and the University.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

No Degree Required

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Previous experience in these areas is preferred:
Two or more years of general financial experience.
Knowledge of or ability to learn State and University purchasing rules, policy and applications including travel policies and procedures.
Knowledge of accounting practices and principles.
Must be able to exercise superior judgement and skill in handling sensitive and confidential matters.
Strong computer skills including word processing, spreadsheet and data management, internet-based calendar, and email. WISER, HRS, JEMS experience preferred.
Ability to work well with faculty, staff, and students of various backgrounds and cultures using well developed interpersonal, communication, and human relations skills.
Detail oriented with excellent organizational and time management skills



Work Schedule:

Standard hours are 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with some flexibility. Schedule will be set upon hire.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $18.39 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click the "" button to start the application process.

For questions on the position, contact Kimberly Marston,

To apply for this position, you will need to upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.

Cover letters will be used as a writing sample and to determine the best-qualified applicants. Thus your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.


Kimberly Marston
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applications Open: Nov 4 2020 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Nov 25 2020 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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